November 12th, 2011 in Life Entertainment

Ridgeview taps Joseph Reed

Joseph Reed, a native of Cleveland, Tenn., was recently called as pastor of Ridgeview Church, 1008 N. Beaumont Road, in Ringgold, Ga.

He comes from East Ridge Baptist Church, where he was youth pastor for four years and then associate pastor for three years.

Reed also has served positions in the recreation, youth and college ministries at First Baptist Church of Cleveland.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development from Lee University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Reed and his wife, Cherish, have four children.

His first Sunday at the Ridgeview Church was Nov. 6.


Unitarian Universalist Church, 3224 Navajo Drive; 7 p.m. Thursday; documentary, "Tony and Janina's American Wedding," argues for the necessity for sensible and compassionate U.S. immigration law reforms; $10 suggested donation; 624-2985.


John Griffey of Cleveland, Tenn., was named recently as president of the Chattanooga Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He succeeds Richard Youngblood, who was president for nine years. The Chattanooga Stake, an administrative unit within the faith, includes congregations in Brainerd, Harrison Bay, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Dalton, Rocky Face, Chattanooga, Valley, Fort Payne, South Pittsburgh and Dayton. ... The Rev. George Choyce recently resigned as pastor of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain.


  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Student Government Association Park (across from library); 7 p.m. today; Christian Ministry Association hosts outdoor concert of secular and worship music with message by UTC student Tyson Ward, who was badly injured but survived a 2010 boating accident (refreshments offered); 774-5818.

  • Cherokee Valley Baptist Church, 1495 Cherokee Valley Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 7 p.m. Sunday; A Night of Celebration event features Voices Won, the Hullender Family, the Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Chorus, and the Rev. Herschell Hicks and the Hicks Trio; free but love offering will be taken, with donations for church up to $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen of America; 423-779-2456.

  • Philadelphia Baptist, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. Friday; gospel music program featuring The Hullender Family; 706-891-5683.

  • Christ Episcopal Church, 663 Douglas St.; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; presentation, "Sing a New Song -- Music for St. Cecilia Day," by Chattanooga Bach Choir; $15 suggested donation (free for students); 886-6469 or

  • Salvation Army, 1019 N. Moore Road; 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; Thanksgiving concert featuring the Jericho Brass; 756-1023.

  • Oakwood Community Church, 3927 Webb Road; 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; Scenic City Quartet guest for monthly singing; 704-0425 or 903-3652.


Lee University, 1120 N. Ocoee St. N.E. (Jones Lecture Hall), Cleveland, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Monday; School of Religion lecture on emerging churches, "Crosses, Communion, Coffee and Couches," by Dr. Jerald Daffe, professor of pastoral ministry at the school and an ordained bishop in the Church of God; free; 303-5080.


Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 960 Convent Road N.E., Cullman, Ala.; Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 20; centering prayer retreat, led by Sister Therese Haydel, focuses on the life of 14th-century mystic Julian of Norwich; $249 (includes meals, lodging); 256-734-8302 or email

Women's event

Mighty Warriors Church, 7510 Lee Highway; 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; Chattanooga Aglow Lighthouse lunch meeting will hear DVD presentation by pastor Johnny Enlow from the recent Aglow International Conference; 697-9866 or 332-9715.


Lee College, 1120 N. Ocoee St., (Conn Center), Cleveland, Tenn.; 7:30 p.m. Sunday; U-Church fall chapel service led by students with direction from Dr. Brad Moffett, an assistant professor in the school's Department of Vocal Music; 961-1823 or email

-- Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper